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10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

REPOSTED FROM: https://bookriot.com/2020/03/20/books-like-the-woman-in-the-window/ By Silvana Reyes Lopez Mar 20, 2020 Up next? The Woman in the Window, this May. It’s the newest mystery-thriller adaptation we are seeing on the big screen. Recently my favorite picture is definitely Knives Out, directed and written by Rian Johnson. That movie was a delicious treat of well-written material and […]
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Book Review: Lady in The Lake, by Laura Lippman, New York, NY: William Morrow 2019

Book Review by Bianca Blengino   The Lady in the Lake is a noir piece by Laura Lippman. The setting is the city of Baltimore in 1966, a time of shifting societal norms around race and gender. Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz makes her own change by leaving a seemingly happy marriage to create an independent passion […]
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House of Games: My Favorite Movie, Even If You Haven’t Heard of It

 House of Games is not the solving of a single mystery or the capturing of an individual.   It is a movie that presents continual intrigue because the viewer is constantly questioning which elements are genuine expression from the characters and which are parts of an intricate con.  The criminals wear many facades and disguises, expertly hidden from […]
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MWA Announces 2019 Nominees

Good morning scholars! Get your reading glasses ready – the MWA has announced its 2019 nominees! 2019EdgarNominationsPressRelease

Book Review: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (2018)

Vaughan_X1039_M7_Mystery Review Down the River unto the Sea is Walter Mosley’s latest crime mystery novel. The protagonist Joe King Oliver is an ex-police officer turned private investigator. The circumstances of his life—framed by a corrupt cop colleague, forced to serve years in prison, abandoned by his wife, harried constantly as black man in a white […]
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Film Review: Shutter Island (2010) (includes spoilers)

  Shutter Island’s premise, at first, seems very similar to the mystery film and novel template. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels, it masquerades as a gritty noir movie. Teddy Daniels visits a hospital for the criminally insane investigating the disappearance of the murderer of his wife. Taking place in 1954, Shutter Island […]
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Book Review: L. A. REQUIEM, by Robert Crais, 1999

WilliamLeeShotwell_ENGLISHX103.9-007_ModuleSeven_BookReview L. A. REQUIEM, Robert Crais, 1999 L. A. REQUIEM by Robert Crais is a murder mystery that is in the genre of the hard boiled detective type. The procedural method, often used by police departments, was employed to solve the murder mystery. Herein, Private Detectives used information gathered by the Robbery Homicide Division and […]
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Secrets, Secrets… A Book Review

A Review of Celeste’s Ng’s Everything I Never Told You – 2014 by Emily Thomson      When I was younger, I kept a terrible secret. No, I didn’t kill anyone, live a double life, or scam a friend into money – I hated milk. Every time I had it, a bellyache would come, and […]
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New Books by MWA Members – January 2018

Good afternoon scholars! I just wanted to pass along the MWA’s list of new books and short stories in case you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out. There are some absolutely riveting new titles here to start the new year! Happy Reading! Excerpt below and full list offered here: https://mysterywriters.org/new-books-by-mwa-members-january-2018/ Books Cathy […]
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The Bleeding Edge of Mystery Fiction

  Bleeding Edge, Thomas Pynchon’s most recent book has been called a work of postmodern detective, cyberpunk and science fiction. If I would add one, I would call it historical fiction, as it centers around the events just prior to 9/11. In the first couple pages, you are introduced to Maxine Tarnow, as she is […]
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